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'''Dick Richards''' (born 1936) is an American film director, producer and writer. After working as a photographer, Richards went on to direct commercials. His career in film began by writing and directing a western, ''The Culpepper Cattle Co.'' (1972), and continued with such films as ''Farewell, My Lovely (1975 film)|Farewell, My Lovely'' (1975), ''March or Die (film)|March or Die'' (1977), and ''Man, Woman and Child'' (1983).[ Biography at Richards Films] Though initially considered to direct ''Tootsie'' (1982), complications arose with the script, and he assumed the role of producer instead, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.